Can you imagine a top NBA list without LeBron James? In an interview with Yahoo Sports, NBA Hall of Famer, Julius Erving, nicknamed Dr. J, didn’t put Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward on his top two all-time NBA teams.
The interviewer asked Dr. J to put together his all-time NBA first and second teams. Erving named Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor for his first team.
He chose Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for his second team. In the end, the NBA legend explained why he didn’t choose LeBron.
Here’s what Julius Erving said:
“He’s the guy who has led the charge in terms of super teams. When he put together a team in Miami, he put together a team in Cleveland as well, and he put together a team in Los Angeles. So, he can pick his own team. I ain’t going to pick his team.”
50 Cent was one of those who reacted to Dr. J’s statement. The New York rapper posted a screenshot of the news on his Instagram page and said it was a form of hate from a former NBA player.
Here’s what 50 Cent wrote:
“Sounds like old hater shit to me!”
See the Instagram post below.